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A turning point for Kurds across the Middle East

Kurds find themselves in the eye of a fast paced and changing storm in the Middle East. Karlos Zurutuza interviews Riza Altun.

Filed in: Iraq Turkey

Awakening from the winter sleep – a year on from Tahir Elçi’s murder

A year ago today, human rights lawyer and founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi, was gunned down, Türkan Elçi, his wife, reflects on what happened that day.

Filed in: Human Rights Turkey

‘I always carry Syria in my heart’

Rana Taloo, a Syrian humanitarian aid worker on the Turkish-Syrian border, tells her story.

Filed in: Turkey

Israel keeps Bilal Kayed in 'administrative detention'

The prisoner is the latest victim of Israel’s form of detention, which doesn’t entail charge nor trial, Noreen Sadik writes.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

No place to fall sick: How refugees are barred from healthcare

The UN announced the suspension of aid to Syria after a deadly attack on a convoy near Aleppo. But air strikes are not the only obstacle to humanitarian aid, writes Isabelle Gerretsen.

Filed in: Europe Lebanon Sweden United Kingdom

Yezidi refugees: stranded sisterhood unites to draw strength through adversity

Thousands of Yezidi women and children remain hostages of Islamic State. Maria Serrano reports.

Filed in: Afghanistan Iraq

Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

Filed in: Lebanon

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

Turkey in turmoil

Turkey’s president exploits the recent attempted coup against him to crack down on opponents. Chris Brazier reports.

Filed in: Turkey

Jassim – the need to remember

Judith Morrison reflects on a young Iraqi poet whose life was taken.

Filed in: Iraq

Chilcot report: looking back on why we went to war with Iraq

If Tony Blair and George W. Bush had listened to Iraqis we would be living in a different world, Nikki van der Gaag writes.

Filed in: Iraq United Kingdom

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